Margeaux Walter: Believe Me

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Presented by Foto Relevance at Foto Relevance, Houston TX

Nov 15 2019
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Jan 17 2020
Margeaux Walter: Believe Me

Foto Relevance is pleased to present Margeaux Walter for Believe Me, the Brooklyn-based artist’s second exhibition at the gallery.

Believe Me will run from November 15th, 2019 through January 17th, 2020, with an opening reception at Foto Relevance on the evening of November 15th from 6 to 8 pm.

Engaged with a burgeoning world of surveillance cameras, drones, social media, smart phones, and facial recognition software, Believe Me — titled after a phrase frequently deployed by President Trump — documents staged, site-specific installations in the environment. Resembling Google Earth images, Walter’s aerial-perspective works toe the line between what is real and what is constructed and sensationalized, echoing a

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Believe Me will run from November 15th, 2019 through February 1st, 2020, with an opening reception at Foto Relevance on the evening of November 15th from 6 to 8 pm.

Engaged with a burgeoning world of surveillance cameras, drones, social media, smart phones, and facial recognition software, Believe Me — titled after a phrase frequently deployed by President Trump — documents staged, site-specific installations in the environment. Resembling Google Earth images, Walter’s aerial-perspective works toe the line between what is real and what is constructed and sensationalized, echoing a similar dissonance found in our current political and social landscape.

Beyond their visual humor, the Believe Me works are notable for their underlying concern with everything from climate change and emoji culture to virtual reality and the concept of fake news. Throughout the series, human figures — all performed by Walter herself — are caught on camera from a surveillance, bird’s-eye view. Despite this visual capture, the figures remain nondescript, their anonymity underscoring how it is at once easier and harder than ever to be seen in light of today’s technologies.

In addition to the Believe Me works, selections from Walter’s lenticular series Becoming will be on display. The lenticular works showcase a colloquial scene that transitions into a parallel, dream-like scene as viewers pass by.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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Foto Relevance

616 Hawthorne St, Houston, TX 77006

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